John H. Day, age 92, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2017.
John was fortunate to live a long, happy, and fulfilling life. He was a true gentleman, kind, loving generous and brilliant.
John was a loving husband and father totally devoted to his family. He never failed to put a smile on anyone’s face.
John was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, to the late Thomas E. and Annie R. Day. He grew up in Miltown, N.B, Canada and Bangor, Maine, graduating from John Bapst High School in Bangor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Physics from the University of Maine. At graduation, he received the prestigious academic awards of membership in the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi and the honor society of Tau Beta Pi. He also holds a Masters degree in Mathematics and Physics from Northeastern University. He initially worked for RCA in New York then Raytheon in Waltham, MA in commercial engineering research for over a decade. His career shifted into sales engineering where he spent the next thirty years which included running DeVeer Sales Engineering Company as its President.
Retiring to Clearwater FL., John enjoyed Tampa Bay Lightning hockey, golf, crossword puzzles, sunsets on the beach, and an active lifestyle.
John is predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Jean and their daughter Karen Day.
He is also the brother of the late Francis E. Day, Katherine Craig, Thomas E. Day Jr, Dr. Leo A. Day, Joseph A. Day and M. Rose Day.
He is survived by his daughter Kim Day of Clearwater, his son Chris Day and his wife Jennifer of Largo, grandchildren Nikole Baird, Ryan Speropulos, Shannon Day, Morgan Day, and several nieces, and nephews.
Visitation was 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Rhodes Funeral Home, 800 Druid Rd. E, Clearwater. rhodesfuneraldirectors.com.
Funeral Services were Monday, July 24, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater.